Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Catching Up

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have my green on; do you?

The memory card in my camera broke today; I can get all the pictures off it, but I can't add any new pictures. So I can't take any pictures until I get a new card.

I haven't disappeared completely, just been running after a crawling little Bean. Alex is crawling laps around the house lately; her latest love is standing and trying to walk while holding on to things. She'll be 10 months next week; how did that happen?
The weather is finally more to my liking; I'd much rather it be hot than cold. We've been enjoying evenings outside on our $5 yard sale Adirondack chairs. So far, the dogs haven't tried to eat them.

The peach trees are starting to bloom. I'm hoping for another bumper crop this year like we had last year.

My crochet mojo is still missing. I have the desire to crochet, but as soon as I pick up a project and start stitching, I get bored and put it down.

I'm late with my Gifted Gorgeousness post; this is a SAL hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. We stitch a project that was a gift to us or a gift for someone. 

I've been working on an Elsa chart for Hope, but, alas, we've had more fabric issues. It started off on the white, then changed to oatmeal. The white stitches were fine on the oatmeal, but the multiple shades of brown and gray were invisible. So I finally got smart (that's a first!) and did what I should have done in the first place. I pulled all the colors needed for the chart. It has every shade of blue, white, gray and brown in it, plus shades of purple. So Hope settled on a green Aida from 123 Stitch. We ordered it Thursday and it should arrive today. Hopefully, third time's a charm.
But, I still have something to post for the SAL. My friend, Linda of Stitchin With My Furbabies, sent me an amazing gift of several Lizzie Kate and Prairie Schooler charts. I was so excited, I cut the fabric and started several of them already.
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas Day 1 by Prairie Schooler

January Stamp by Lizzie Kate
Boo Club Brew by Lizzie Kate
I'm still keeping up with my starts; only 15 more to go!
#69: May Flowers
Source: Cherished Teddies Calendar A Calendar Year in Miniatures
I was originally going to start all 12 of them this month, but I got tired of all the quarter stitches and decided to finish some before I started anymore.

#70: Brew
Source: Boo Club by Lizzie Kate

#71: January Stamp
Source: Lizzie Kate
The white is much more noticeable on the fabric than it appears in the picture.

#72: All Dressed Up
Source: 6 Snow Belles by Lizzie Kate
This is a huge stretch for me; it's my first attempt at stitching on 28 count linen. So far, I like it, but I'm still an Aida girl.

#73: Pretty Little Paris
Source: Satsuma Street on Etsy

#74: Santa's 12 Days of Christmas Day 1
Source: Prairie Schooler
I'll be doing this as a SAL on Sundays with Linda. She's my crazy stitching buddy :-)

#75: Pretty Little Barcelona
Source: Satsuma Street on Etsy
The Pretty Little City charts is another SAL I do with Linda and Jo; we work on these on Tuesdays. So far today, I've worked on Pretty Little New York; if I have time, I'd like to work on Paris and Barcelona, too.

Well, that's about all I have for now. Tim will be home in an hour and we'll be headed to Walmart for a new SD card. I have to switch the laundry and start dinner and chase the baby. 
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


  1. Awww she's such a cutie! And your stitching looks great!

  2. Great update Kate. I love all of your new starts. My favorites are the cities.
    Alex is such a cutie. Give her a hug for me.


    1. Thanks, Linda :-) They're becoming a favorite of mine, too. And I will :-)

  3. Your little one gets cuter every picture :D
    Love your new starts - I really admire how many you're doing! I don't have the attention span for so many; and you're doing such good work on them too!!!

    1. Thanks, Tama :-) I'm really looking forward to working on all of them once I'm done with the starts.

  4. Everything is lovely - including that sweet little poppet in the cot.

  5. Oh, she's sooo adorable! I hope you can replace your memory card soon, with so many lovely projects you got there we ought to have pictures to ogle at;)

  6. Love your stitching--especially the PS start! And your sweet baby is adorable :)

  7. Sweet baby! Growing up so fast. Good luck with your stitching.

    1. Thanks, Charlotte :-) Yes, she is! I'm with her every day and I'm still amazed at how fast she grows and changes.

  8. Great new starts for Debbie's SAL. And such lovely pictures of sweet Alex.

  9. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. And kudos for continuing with the DUCJC, I've lost track of which letters Linda is calling the ultimately insane version of this challenge!
    Love the Pretty Little Cities you've started. Once I've finished London I will start on Paris so the Tuesday SAL can continue.

  10. Love your starts Kate and little Alex is growing so quickly, hope you find your crochet mojo soon. :) xx

  11. such cute projects! your Alex is a treasure :) a cutie!

  12. such cute projects! your Alex is a treasure :) a cutie!